“Picture worth a thousand goals” - Fans in awe as Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric share ‘iconic’ moment after Portugal lose to Croatia

Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric shared an amazing moment after Portugal vs. Croatia
Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric shared an amazing moment after Portugal vs. Croatia

Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric shared an iconic moment after Portugal and Croatia played a friendly on June 8. Roberto Martinez's side suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Centro Desportivo Nacional do Jamor Stadium.

Ronaldo didn't feature during the game. Luka Modric scored an eighth-minute penalty. Diogo Jota equalized for Portugal in the 48th minute before Ante Budimir found the back of the net in the 56th minute for the Vatreni.

Cristiano Ronaldo caught up with his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric after the game, as can be seen below:

Fans were left emotional to see the dup reunite. One of them commented on X (formerly Twitter):

"Simply iconic. A picture worth a thousand goals. #Legends"

Another fan commented:

"A special moment between Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo after the game. Legends indeed!"

Another fan opined:

"This duo was unreal."

One fan wrote:

"Wonder what they're talking about? Reminiscing about the old times perhaps?"

One fan claimed:

"I miss them together."

Another fan wrote:

"Images that we won't see again for a while."

One fan noted:

"Legacies cemented. Respect earned."

One fan commented:

"Two goats."

Another claimed:

"Real Madrid family."

Both Ronaldo and Modric are set to feature at Euro 2024. Ronaldo's Portugal are in Group F alongside Turkiye, Georgia, and the Czechia. Portugal are looking to win their second European championship having previously won it in 2016.

As for Croatia, this could be Luka Modric's last chance to win an international trophy. Vatreni are in Group B with Spain, Albania, and Italy.


Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric's time together as teammates

Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric became teammates when the Croat joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. They played 222 games together, combining in 16 goals.

Modric notably set Ronaldo up for his second goal in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League final win against Juventus. They won four UCL titles together as teammates and had an amazing partnership,

They have also faced off nine times on the international level and also on club level during Modric's time at Tottenham. The Portuguese has won eight of those games while the other ended in a draw.

Modric, now 38, is still at Real Madrid. Ronaldo, meanwhile, is currently at Al-Nassr after spells at Juventus and Manchester United. He left Los Blancos in 2018 after helping them win three back-to-back UCL titles.

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